Pleasant Lake

This lake management project provides lake improvement to Pleasant Lake by controlling invasive and nuisance aquatic weeds.

The weeds are controlled by the application of special chemicals to the lake, followed by additional spot applications as necessary.

The Pleasant Lake improvement projects began in 2014. The Board of Public Works passed a resolution in 2019 for a second five year project. The current lake management project is in effect from 2019-2023. 

Aerial image of Pleasant Lake and surrounding area

Aquatic Plants

Aquatic plants are an important part of any lake or pond. They provide food and protection for fish, waterfowl, insects, mammals, and microscopic animals. These plants also help replenish oxygen to the aquatic environment, critical for the survival of fish and other aquatic organisms.

However, aquatic plants can also become a nuisance. Invasive plants that are not native to Michigan can grow rapidly out of control, choking out other plants and organisms and reducing recreational options in the lake.

Starry Stonewort

Starry stonewort is one example of an invasive plant seen in Michigan waters. Click here to learn more about starry stonewort from the Huron River Watershed Council. 

Pleasant Lake Documents

Special Assessments

Special Assessments to cover the cost of this project may be levied on the 2019 to 2023 winter tax bills of properties located within the special assessment district. 

Special Assessment District Map 2019-2023

Special Assessment Roll

Reports

Financial Reports

Pleasant Lake Financial Reports.

Annual Reports

Pleasant Lake Annual Reports.

Field Reports

May 2019 Field Notes (Revised)

May 2018 Field Notes

September 2017 Field Notes